Traditional Rulers Exchange Blows at Police Station

Published 7 years ago by: AYORINDE MAYOWA
at 10:41 AM, 4/10/2012 (7 years ago)

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Back in the days and to an extent in this day, the position of a monarch is one that commands a lot of respect. But it seems two traditional rulers forgot who/what they are recently.

Traditional rulers in Itori, Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State on Tuesday engaged each other in fisticuffs on the premises of the Divisional Police Headquarters in the area.

 Eyewitnesses said the monarchs, the Olu of Itori, Oba Akorede Akamo, and the Baale of Lapeleke, Chief Adisa Akinremi, were at the headquarters on the invitation of the Divisional Police Officer to resolve a dispute when the incident occurred.

It was learnt that Baale Akinremi had earlier lodged complaints with the police against Oba Akamo, whom he accused of disrupting a cultural ceremony organised by the people of Lapeleke on Monday night.

Oba Akamo, who was invited to the police to state his own side of the story, had gone to the police station when the incident occurred.

An eyewitness claimed that it was during the exchange of words on the vexed issue that Oba Akamo allegedly slapped Baale Akinremi who immediately retaliated.

The Owu people, who are the indigenes of Lapeleke Village, a neighbouring village of Itori, were said to be celebrating the annual Owu cultural and heritage renaissance festival when Oba Akamo allegedly led a group of people to disrupt the ceremony.

They were said to have shot sporadically into the air, resulting in a stampede during which several people were injured and property destroyed.

Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the matter had been transferred to the command headquarters for further investigation.

Mr Adejobi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, added that the Criminal Investigation Department had taken over investigation into the incident.

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ajanni at 01:46 PM, 4/10/2012 (7 years ago)
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what else do y7ou expect? when the thug and hooligans became a traditional rule, you can avoid such a thing now
Boss347 at 01:54 PM, 4/10/2012 (7 years ago)
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Da furk? Oba wey no fit control himself how e go tay rule he people. Those hooligans should be suspended if possible

ajanni at 03:28 PM, 4/10/2012 (7 years ago)
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 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
micc at 04:50 PM, 4/10/2012 (7 years ago)
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I just want to know the winner of the fight
micc at 04:50 PM, 4/10/2012 (7 years ago)
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I just want to know the winner of the fight
ajanni at 04:53 PM, 4/10/2012 (7 years ago)
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why not go there na?


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